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Election in Donbas must be held in first half of 2016, - Steinmeier
09:09, 1 March 2016
Election in Donbas must be held in first half of 2016, - Steinmeier

Steinmeier believes that election in Donbas must be held by mid-summer

09:09, 1 March 2016

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Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier claims that election in Donbas must be held in first half of 2016, he informed the journalists after the meeting of UN Security Council, reports “Ukrinform”.

“We will try to reach progress, especially what concerns security. We will discuss new election right for eastern Ukraine, for Donbas, which is a major condition for holding the election, which should be held by mid-summer”, - Steinmeier said.

According to Steinmeier, these issues will be discussed by Foreign Ministers on March 3 in Paris.

Steimeier concluded that “we are still far from political settlement of the issue”, although it has been managed to de-escalate the situation, the number of victims and ceasefire violations is still very high.

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